PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two brothers have been convicted of murder for shooting and killing a man in a West Chester bar. Police say it was over a pickup basketball game.
Tyrell and Timothy Jacobs were both convicted of murder for shooting Eric Brown in April 2018.
Chester County First Assistant District Attorney Mike Noone says it started with an argument in a basketball game.
“They then proceeded to hunt him down,” Noone said.
They found him in the Star Social Club in West Chester.
The Jacobs brothers try to get Brown to go outside but he refuses and they start scuffling. Brown runs into the back room of the bar, “Literally running for his life,” Noone said. “When he got the back exit he found it was locked. And at that point Tyrell Jacobs shot him at point blank range, murdering him.”
It was all caught on video, which was key to the conviction.
Tyrell Jacobs will be sentenced at a later date, but he faces a mandatory life sentence as he was convicted of first-degree murder.
Timothy Jacobs was convicted of third-degree murder and other offenses.
Noone says it’s too early to say what they’ll seek at sentencing, but it will likely be more than 20 to 40 years in prison.